The Leadership

The Harvard Chan School program is led by Zhi-Min Yuan, MD, PhD, Morningside Professor of Radiobiology, Department of Molecular Metabolism, and Director of the John B. Little Center for Radiation Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

yuanAn internationally recognized radiobiologist, Dr. Yuan received his PhD from the University of Maryland and post-doctoral training at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute before joining the faculty of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His research interests are in the area of radiobiology, stress, and cancer with a focus on the tumor suppressor p53. His research programs are supported by NIH, ACS and DOE, among other funding agencies. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and is a member of the editorial board for three journals, as well as a chartered member of NIH Cancer Etiology Study Section and other grant reviewing bodies. Under Dr. Yuan’s direction the JBL Center has taken a leadership position in studying the effects of radiation on organisms and informing researchers on the basic biological mechanisms of radiobiological stress resistance, intra- and intercellular communication, and adaptation to future stressors.

JBL and DHJohn B. Little, MD, the James Stevens Simmons Professor of Radiobiology, Emeritus in the Department of Molecular Metabolism at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, for whom the Center is named, works closely with Dr. Yuan, contributing his energies and leadership to all aspects of the JBLC research and development. Please see a special section of the webpage devoted to Dr. Little here.